Obit: Boullion, Robert (1857 - 1907)
Transcriber: Stan



----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 02/21/1907

Boullion, Robert (10 DEC 1857 - 14 FEB 1907)

When death enters a household and severs one of the links which rivet together its members in one circle of affection, it must necessarily strike a pang to each heart of the bereaved ones. When it snatches from a community one well known and befriended to many, its news comes as a shock, and elicits words of sympathy and condolence for those so sadly visited. Such was the case when at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 14, 1907, Robert Boullion breath his last. He was taken sick on Monday, and medical assistance was called at once. However, the seriousness of the sickness had already so fully developed as to cut off all possibility of recovery, and the family was gently informed to be prepared for the worst within a few days. The end came so rapidly that many had not even heard of his sickness, and hardly would give credence to the report of his demise. Indeed, it appears strange that death should be such a ravisher. His remains were interred privately Sunday morning, the family being in quarantine to protect the public in case his sickness should be infectious. Monday at 10 o'clock requiem services were held at St. Mary's Church, which were largely attended.

His departure was most untimely, he being but 49 years of aged, apparently in manhood's prime. More than twenty years of this time he spent in or about Neillsville, Clark County. For some time he was bartender for Jacob Rossman and John Paulus, and then proprietor of the saloon in the Brule, and later the Kapellen building. During the last year and a half he was proprietor of the Moses Bone place in Merrillan. He was married to Loretta E. Roberts, who has always been his most faithful, loving and patient wife. Having no children of their own, they adopted a boy and girl, Glen and Katie Roberts. But last summer they had erected for themselves a beautiful home on the east side of the city.

Mr. Boullion was a very kind hearted man, and had many friends. They could certainly narrate many a good turn and beautiful trait which endeared him. He was ever ready to give aid and assistance to those in distress.

Numerous are the expressions of sympathy extended to the bereaved wife. All feel sorry for her in this great calamity that has befallen her. Whosoever is acquainted with the sad circumstances of her husband's illness and death, can understand that her sufferings are well nigh overwhelming. Her consolation is the Savior's words to the widow of Nain, "Weep not."

Deceased was born at Murray Bay, Canada, Dec. 10, 1857. The family moved to Holyoke, Mass., and to Wisconsin in 1861, living in Milwaukee, Kewaunee and Green Bay. Deceased came to Neillsville about twenty-seven years ago, and was married to Loretta Roberts Oct. 3, 1880. Besides his wife he leaves two sister, Mrs. M. bone of Merrillan, and Mrs. Mary Duvall of Kewaunee, a brother, George Boullion of Wausau, and a half brother, Jerome Boullion of Rhinelander.



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